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Devotions

The weekly devotions on this page are written by our staff, volunteers and those involved in intercessory prayer ministry. We are grateful for their contribution and heart after God.

A new devotion will be posted every Monday.


Experiencing God for Yourself

Clete Snellenberger

I love reading God’s Word, even out loud, and receiving new revelation from it. In John, chapter 9, several things caught my attention. In verses 2 – 5, the question was asked Jesus about the blind man. Basically, the conversation went like this (paraphrased). “Who did sin, this man, or his parents?” Jesus answered: “Neither, that the works of God should be made manifest in him.”

As you read the account you discover that Jesus personally made clay, anointed the blind man’s eyes with the clay and said, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.” This is faith in action! Verse 9 says: “Some said this is he when they saw him. Others said, “He is like him, but He (the blind man) said: “I am he!” Continue reading

Feeding Sheep (Pt. 2)

Shirley Nickle

Last week we ended with the assurance that if we as God’s people truly repent, it can turn our families and nation back to God and receive His blessing. Scripture teaches that when the righteous rule a nation is blessed. Individually and corporately we must first repent.

A powerful man of God, Charles Spurgeon, wrote about the water-downed gospel message and worldly church practices that were already apparent in his lifetime. I was led to read this after spending time with God regarding this devotion. I ask you to take a few more moments to read his teaching on this subject. Thank you. Continue reading

Feeding Sheep (Pt. 1)

Shirley Nickle

Our nation prospered when our leaders were men of God and our pastors preached the infallible Word of God.

In just the years I have been saved I have seen a drastic change in the teaching of God’s Word. There is no value placed on God’s Word and there is no reverential fear of God. His Holy Word is compromised and some churches are building on sinking sand.

They try all their own ideas of what they think will work. Some churches bring in entertainment to attract crowds. Anything we put before God is an idol. Continue reading

True Freedom

Sharon Couchman

This week we are celebrating the founding of our country, remembering our freedom as Americans and honoring our veterans who sacrificed to maintain our liberty. We are truly blessed in America and certainly we should celebrate. But, there is a greater freedom which is available to anyone regardless of where they live. It is the everlasting freedom that every human being can experience if they are willing.

This wonderful freedom makes all the difference in how you live your life, your perception of circumstances and your whole future. What type of freedom is this? Where does it come from? How can you get it?

It is the freedom that is found only in knowing Jesus as your Savior. This freedom has already been attained for us by Jesus, but, whether we obtain it or not is our choice. Jesus spoke a lot about freedom when He was here on Earth. The very One who walked amongst us is the source of true freedom. He freed us from sin, sickness and death. You can be free from torment and free to be your true self. Continue reading

On Purpose – God Chose You!

Clete Snellenberger

For years I have been a student of God’s Word and have gained so much strength from it. I have known and memorized Ephesians 1:3 which says that we are blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

One day the Holy Spirit brought to my attention Ephesians 1:4. It states “According as he hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world. That we should be holy and without blame before him in love.”

I know that God has a plan and purpose for each person in this life. Everyone is given a free will to receive God’s design for their life. If someone chooses God’s plan it makes all the difference as to the outcome. The word “chosen” means to personally choose. It is used to denote soldiers who were chosen out of the entire military to go on a special mission to do a special task. Continue reading